Health Coach Training

New Offerings!

“University of North Carolina Greensboro – Health Coaching Program” has been awarded  “Pending Approval” status by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Pending Approval programs have demonstrated that they meet all requirements for NBHWC approval but have not yet graduated a cohort.

Register for our Track 1 Training to start your journey to becoming a health coach. Stay tuned for more information regarding our Track 2 training (coming fall 2021) to include additional live (virtual) training days, self-paced modules and a practical skills assessment. Track 1 & 2 will be required for those seeking to take the NBHWC exam. 

Track 1 (May 19-21, 2021)Register Now!

All participants will need to complete this 3-day training whether you wish to sit for the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) exam or not! To receive the optional UNCG Health Coach Certificate (required to move on to Track 2), you will need to complete coaching sessions and submit the required documents.

Track 2 (coming fall 2021)

After successful completion of Track 1, those who are looking to be eligible for the NBHWC exam will need to complete this track! More details about dates and cost coming soon!

Details so far….

Track 1 training will provide participants with specific skills and a mindset that shifts away from prescriptive medicine to a more participatory approach that guides patients toward self-efficacy in finding their own solutions for healthier outcomes. Our approach to training is grounded in behavioral theory using a hands-on interactive approach to learning. Participants should be prepared to engage in discussions and complete hands-on activities to ensure sustainability of health coaching skills.

Throughout this training participants will:

  • Review behavioral theory frameworks
  • Practice motivational interviewing and health coaching
  • Learn a guiding style of communication
  • Discover resources and tools to assist the coach in becoming a more effective member of the healthcare team
  • Receive onsite feedback from instructors and peers

Participants who complete this 3-day training will have the opportunity to earn a certificate as a Health Coach. In order to receive the optional certificate (required to move on to Track 2 training) as a Health Coach from UNCG Health Coaching Programs, participants will need to complete additional requirements. Click here for more information about the optional certificate from UNCG Health Coaching Programs.

UNCG Health Coaching Programs 3-day Health Coach Training is a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Approved Board Certified Coach (BCC) training provider. This course is approved as a 30 hour BCC training course.

In the transition phase, the UNCG Health Coach Programs 3-day Health Coach Training was approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) up until October 30, 2020.  As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed UNCG’s Health Coaching Program by October 30, 2020, will qualify to sit for the national exam through October 2021.